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Style Magic: Go Bold or Be Forgotten

Color psychology is scientific research that has proven that the colors we wear affect our mood, stress, and actions.

Whether or not you watched this year's 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, the carpet on arrival had just about everyone at their utmost self esteem to compete for the Best Dressed List.

The good news is you don't have to be wealthy or famous to make a splash this Spring and Summer if you have plans to step into your spotlight.

Laverne Cox
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You can use color psychology when selecting your outfits to either communicate your current mood or to change your mood.

Pink, whether you are male or female sex, can help to indicate happiness, compassion, and the willingness to be playful.

The courage to wear pink indicates that you are not so uptight that you take yourself to seriously.

Amanda Seyfried
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Color psychology also influences how others react to you. For years red was my favorite color. I stuck to red hair and I had a lot of red in my closet.

Red is perfect to wear to communicate zest and energy. It is a color that is often recommended for women to wear on dates (thus Valentine's Day and Christmas) and is often worn by athletic men while showcasing competitiveness.

Many researchers suggest not wearing too much red to work as you may be seen as aggressive or tense but it doesn't mean you need to stay away from it entirely. You can mute it with other colors if you absolutely have to have it.

Halle Berry
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Deep shades of pink or purple can make you feel a sense of nobility, luxury, or ambition (entertainer Prince was on to something).

If you are having one of those days where you feel lost or insignificant in the world, find a purple power blazer or some purple shades to not only get people looking, but get you feeling the confidence to be seen.

Feeling like you've been broke longer than you like? Get a purple bag, watch, or wallet to start compelling the energy of wealth heading your way.

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Yellow is one of those tricky colors that some of us love but has to be handled in doses. Much like the sun, it can get the day going but too much can blind you and make others believe you are a bit too unstable.

Yellow is often used to create perkiness, joy, and intellect. I often think of Elton John when I think of you clothing because he matched every trait that yellow represents.

Wear it proud but wear with caution.